Who we are:
The Frank H. Gill Company is a distributor who is solely dedicated to providing you
with the best quality material handling equipment. The Frank H. Gill Company has
been in business since 1945 selling quality products primarily to Chicagoland, as
well as all of Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. We sell to other states such as Texas,
Alabama, California, just to name a few. You will find our products in many
different industries including steel, plastic, food, warehousing, manufacturing,
government, and transportation. To see our many product lines, please click on
Additionally, we sell parts for many different product lines including: Taylor- Dunn,
Cushman, EZ-GO, for Personell and Burden Carriers; Tennant and American
Lincoln for Sweepers; United Tractor, Tiger Tow Tractors, Harlan, and
NMC-Wollard for tow tractors; Komatsu, Catepillar, BPR Rico, Elwell Parker, Auto
Lift, and Hoist for Fork Trucks and Industrial Trucks; various conveyor parts and
rollers; Electric Motors, and Caldwell. If interested in placing an order or obtaining
a quote, please see Orders.
We provide repairs and service for all makes and models of forklift trucks, electric
carts, floor sweepers, tow tractors, etc. We have PM programs available and
service contracts we can offer. If you are interested in us for servicing your
vehicles, please Contact Us. If you would like more information on any of our
products, please Contact Us.
The Frank H. Gill Company was founded by Frank H. Gill, grandfather of the
present owners John and Thomas Gill. Mr. Gill opened his door for business in
1945 serving as an agent for Elwell-Parker and several other manufacturers
providing products to the heavy industries such as steel mills and automotive
plants in the Chicagoland and Indiana Harbor areas.
Mr. Gill conducted business out of a small office in downtown Chicago for twenty-
four years before moving the operation to their present location in Lansing, Illinois
in 1969. The move was prompted by business growth and the need to provide
additional support to the customer base being serviced.
In 1956, Charlie Gill (Frank Gill's son) joined his father in the family business
followed by his brother Jack in 1960. As their business continued to grow,
additional product lines were added including Taylor-Dunn. They were signed on
as a Taylor-Dunn dealer in 1972 and immediately became one of Taylor-Dunn's
John Sanders joined our sales force in 1975 followed by current owners Tom
(1992) and John (1995). The Frank H. Gill Company currently has seven
employees. We are a prime example of a unique organization that may be small in
numbers, but are fully capable of servicing a wide variety of customers.
Frank H. Gill Company